Beacon Hose Reports Busier-Than-Average Call Volume in 2018

Another year is in the books, and it was a very busy 2018 for Beacon Hose in a number of ways. Of course, we enjoyed unbelievable support at our fundraisers and community events, but our emergency responders were also busier than ever.

Beacon Hose responded to 363 fire/rescue calls in 2018, a dramatic increase from the usual average of 250-300 calls. Many of those calls — more than 110 of them, in fact — came in the immediate aftermath of the tornado that struck Beacon Falls on May 15.

Here are some statistics about Beacon Hose’s fire/rescue call volume in 2018. We also responded to 665 EMS calls last year.

FIRE/RESCUE CALL VOLUME

  • Total calls: 363
  • Monthly average: 30.25 calls
  • Monthly high: 131 (May)
  • Monthly low: 14 (November)

FIRE/RESCUE CALL TYPES

  • MVAs: 50 (17 on Route 8 South, 16 on Route 8 North, 3 extrications)
  • Working fires: 3
  • Mutual-aid fires: 7 (4 in Naugatuck, 1 in Seymour, 1 in Oxford, 1 in Bethany)
  • Mutual-aid station coverages: 12 (4 to Naugatuck, 4 to Seymour, 3 to Bethany, 1 to Oxford)
  • Active car fires: 6
  • Automatic fire alarms: 48

FIRE/RESCUE CALLS BY APPARATUS

  • Rescue 4: 194
  • Engine 3: 192
  • Engine 2: 21
  • Truck 6: 19
  • Engine 5: 5
  • Engine 1: 2
  • Brush 1: 1

Note: Not all calls from the May 15 tornado were tracked by apparatus.

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